By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
It’s Thursday – it is also the second day of April, which is somewhat exciting, right?
Sadly, today will be an indoor day due to the rain, but we must ALL stay indoors as much as possible to continue to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Let’s brighten the day (and everyone’s mood) with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – have a wonderful day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
- Earlier this week, we learned the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is planning to have a spring season, pending schools re-open on Monday, May 4th. Additionally, it was confirmed that the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) hopes to have a spring season, too – their start date, according to the Union Leader is Wednesday, May 13th.
- In Pennsylvania, there is thought of possibly finishing the winter sports season for high school sports, pending schools re-open later this spring.
- Tufts University‘s Sean Trupo, who is a senior on the men’s lacrosse team, was recently honored (and featured) on ESPN’s SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt. Van Pelt highlighted Trupo’s initial collegiate goal in his final contest with the Jumbos.
- The NFL will have 14 teams compete in the next season’s playoffs, as well as broadcast a game to younger viewers on Nickelodeon.
- The New England Patriots‘ plane apparently is being used to deliver masks from China to Massachusetts.
On this Date in History
- 1931: Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year old girl, struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition baseball contest at Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- 1984: John Thompson leads Georgetown University to an 84-75 win over Houston in the NCAA Championship game. Thompson becomes the first African-American coach to win a collegiate championship.
- 2001: New York Yankees pitcher (and former Boston Red Sox hurler, too) Roger Clemens becomes the American League, all-time strikeout leader, recording his 3,509th strikeout in a 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.